hi all, i have pc2100 ram in my laptop, i was wondering if i could use pc3200 or pc2700 ram. i want to use geil dragon ram. im upgrading my current samsung 256mb pc 2700 X2 to make 512ddr, to a geil 1gig pc 2700 or pc3200 if i cant use any of it. thanks.
I believe most laptops come with RAM that matches their FSB speeds. PC2100 in your laptop likely means 266MHz FSB. You could use PC2700 or PC3200 RAM but it will run at PC2100 speeds so its pretty much useless.
the only reason im saying this is because crucial ram is 107.99 for pc2100, geil dragon pc3200 retail is 108, i mean common, dragon ram is gold!! lol. i like the look of it much better, and i have heard wonderful things about it. i wish geil made it in pc2100. again, this is for a laptop
Yeah I thought you were, you can't really overclock laptops anyway. So if you wanna buy PC3200 RAM, it should work with your system but only run at PC2100 speeds assuming your laptop's FSB is 133, if its 166 (and they just stuck you with slow RAM) the the PC3200 will run at PC2700 speeds.